August 2019

                                                                 ISSUE: 8                             AUGUST 2019  


OFFICERS:  President – Richard Trow 785-577-3442; Vice President – William Whitman; 785-488-2814;

Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Treasurer: - Shirley Wagner; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956 

2019 MEETING DATE/LOCATION: August 9, Salina Senior CenterAT 1:00 pm, Board Room 

MEAL: Hot open-faced Turkey, mashed potatoes w/gray, green bean, pears, dinner roll /chicken and rice soup



GUEST SPEAKER:   Tammy Fanning wife of member Fred Fanning will give a presentation about The Old Guard which serves as the official Army Honor Guard and escort to the President of the USA.


REST HOME:    William Long in Pinnacle Park, Room 211, 2936 Georgia Ave. 

BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST:   Fortino Bonilla, Billy Booe, Leroy Rittel, Rachel Holt Fikes, Nelson Newell, and Moses Stewart.  Happy Birthday You All!


COME ONE, COME YE ALL:  Chapter 16 PICNIC is scheduled for on Friday, September 13, at 5:00 PM at the Salina Carver Center, 315 N 2nd St, Salina, KS. All are invited and asked if you can to bring one side dish to share. The Chapter will provide the meat, buns, eating utensils, and water. At our August meeting, we will finalize a menu.  Bring a veteran friend with you. Just let us know if you plan to attend our picnic so that we can get a headcount. Call one of the chapter officers listed above on this Newsletter or e-mail us at Your support is appreciated.


VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA (VVA) CHAPTER 809: An Open Invitation to all Saline County Veterans for COFFEE and DOUGHNUTS on Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 AM, Salina Innovation Foundation, Masonic Center, 336 S. Santa Fe.  Gain access on the north side via the red door. 

JULY MEETING TIDBITS:  Bill Whitman won the meeting attendance drawing a $20.00 gift card. Guest Speaker, Kelsey Pfannenstiel, Care Management Supervisor, North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging.Her presentation covered a lot of subjects on available programs andservices provided by Flint Hill Area Agency.  Member Fred Fanning presented her with a Chapter Certificate of Appreciation. Shirley Wagner gave the June financial report of $1431.94 in the checking account. 


WE ARE HERE FOR YOU:  We would like to know how you are doing, are you having health issues, and are you living alone, can we be of help in any way? We want you to know that as a member of Chapter 16, you are not alone, and we care. So, call one of the above-listed officers if you need any assistance.


IT IS NOT TOO LATE:  Missed a chapter meeting and want to know what happened? Pay our yearly fee of $14, and you will receive a Newsletter via the Postal Service. The $14 helps pay for the printing and postage expenses. As a last resort, e-mail us at; we will e-mail Newsletter to you free of charge.  Please mail your check to the above address.


SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN (SBP): Upon retirement, you may be able to elect any of several SBP options: spouse coverage, former spouse coverage, child coverage, Former spouse and children coverage, person with insurable interest coverage, and coverage for disabled dependents. SBP elections cannot be canceled or changed after retirement except in specific instances such as a change in your marital status or after the loss of a beneficiary. At retirement, full basic SBP for spouse and children will take effect automatically if you make no other valid election. You may not reduce or decline spouse coverage without your spouse's written consent. If you have a former spouse, it may affect your options.

AUGUST QUOTE:  Everything good, everything magical happens between June and August.


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